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Berain, Jean

(French, 1640–1711)

Works of Art (4)

Camel: From the Berain Grotesques, ca. 1685–89, Designed by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer; Woven at the Beauvais manufactory under the direction of Philippe Behagle or his son of the same name in the late 17th or early 18th century, French, Wool and silk (1977.437.1)
Clock with pedestal (Pendule sur gaine), ca. 1690, Movement by Jacques III Thuret (French) or more likely his father, Isaac II Thuret (French); case by André-Charles Boulle (French) after designs supplied by Jean Berain (French), Case: oak, with brass and engraved pewter inlay on a tortoiseshell ground, and gilt-bronze mounts; dial: gilt brass with enamel numerals; movement: brass and steel (58.53)
Grotesques, before 1693, Jean Berain (French), Engraving (21.36.141)
Writing desk (bureau brisé), ca. 1685, Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, active France), maker; Jean Berain (French), engraver, France (Paris), Oak, pine, and walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of engraved brass on tortoiseshell; gilt bronze, steel (1986.365.3)